Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Warm Bodies book vs. movie


'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

Book: The book is full of zombie stereotypes but it has a nice twist with it. It was kind of neat how the book went on about zombies being married an being given zombie kids. I mean who does not want to read about zombie school. The internal dialogue of the zombie shined a real light on what it is like to be depressed and alone, then something can change it for the better.

Movie: There was a lot less brain munching than in the book. Not to mention the zombie was a hipster. Where in the book R was wearing pilot cloths. However, the humor in the movie lightened the mood and it was interesting to see the book come to life.